Video Shows Officer Body Slamming 12-Year-Old Girl

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A new viral video showing a school police officer body slamming a 12-year-old girl to the ground in San Antonio has now sparked an investigation.

That officer has now been placed on paid leave and the San Antonio independent school district is opening two investigations to find out how this happened and if that officer should lose his job.

This all went down after school last Tuesday (3/29) at Rhodes Middle School on the west side. The girl says watching that video is an out-of-body experience like it’s happening to someone else.

The video is difficult to watch as a girl who is 12-years-old and in the sixth grade is thrown to the ground by a school police officer.

Janissa Valdez says many of her classmates in the hallway reacted by laughing because they had been anticipating a fight between her and another girl.

It took a few days for the Valdez family to see this cell phone video.  It went viral after being posted on a local blog.

The video, now the driving force behind two investigations in the San Antonio Independent School District. One by police, the other by administration.

The district identifies the officer as Joshua Kehm, on the force for a little more than a year. Janissa says there’s just one word for his actions & ‘wrong’.

Officer Kehm is on paid leave his job, now on the line.

Janissa has been checked out by doctors she had a big bump on her head but fortunately, she’ll be okay.

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